Victory for Grayson: El Puma Decisively Defeats Good Band at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1932-11-03


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VICTORY FOR GRAYSON El Puma Decisively Defeats Good Band at Latonia. Royal Julian Second and Whipper Cracker Third on Heavy Track Parnell Bound Scores. LATONIA, Ky., Nov. 2. Although todays program at Latonia possessed nothing in the way of a feature, much interest was taken in the fifth race and it resulted in a local triumph when El Puma carried the silks of R. G. Grayson to victory. The three-year-old Spanish Prince II. gelding met seven of the average platers over one mile and seventy yards and on a stiff, heavy track, and gave them a sound trouncing. The eight-year-old Royal Julian was second and Whipper Cracker, favorite, third. Back of the latter came Reverberate, Dixie Lad, Blast, Brushy Down and Tight Rope. Racing info a lead of three lengths at the end of the first half-mile, the winner gave his comparatively few backers no real cause for concern thereafter. When put to a drive in the stretch, Royal Julian offered a mild challenge, but his impost of 118 pounds, nine more than was carried by the winner, told in the final drive to the wire and he went down by a length and one-quarter. Rated off the early pace, Whipper Cracker failed to come through as many hoped when R. Finnerty rode him vigorous!"- for the entire final quarter and after wresting third place from Reverberate, he was held safe by the leaders. Dixie Lad failed to come through with his well known late rush and never threatened while Brush Down and Blast quit badly in the last half -mile. DAYS SURPRISE. El Pumas victory was the chief upset of the day. He was ridden by Willie Moran, who also had the mount on Slash, winner of the sixth race, for three-year-olds, at one mile and a sixteenth, and this too marked a local success, as the winner carried the colors of C. E. Hamilton. He scored by a length and one-quarter, and Vesee, rank outsider, was his closest opponent at the end. Lady Couvin took third. Ideal weather was the order, and the patronage was by a big margin the largest of the week. Older maidens had an opportunity in the first race over three-quarters and the limit field that started comprised as bad a band as seen here in a long time. The winner turned up in the oft-tried Lord Dean. He led throughout and won by two lengths over Surely, which furnished the chief contention all the way. Third went to Agns P., while Flag Flying, which closed favorite in the betting, drove to the wire in fifth place. The favorite failed to offer a serious challenge at any time. HOWARD LUCK CONTINUES. The phenomenal streak of luck that has attached itself to the stable precided over by Jack Howard continued when Ebony Lady, juvenile daughter of Flying Ebony and Plum, rattled off her second winning performance in successive starts here in taking the second race. She found unnatural lacking and closed a big favorite. Rushed to the lead on the inside at the stretch turn, the Howard filly was not threatened during the subsequent run to the wire and scored by two and one-half lengths. Grimace, which almost knocked My Blaze to his knees in the stretch, was second and Well Shod nosed out the unlucky My Blaze for third money. In addition to Tinkers foul riding on Grimace, some poor riding judgment marked the race. The third race, also for plater two-year-olds and, like the preceding one, at three- Continued on second page. VICTORY FOR GRAYSON Continued from first page. quarters, was attended by an accident in which Threat, Cicero and American Prince went down. They were ridden by G. South, R. Christensen and J. Haupt and South was the only one of the trio injured. His hurts consisted of numerous -bruises. Oziti, making his first start under the V. B. Young colors, was the winner, with Onrush next and Cresta Run third. Threat was second to the leading winner when she hit a bad place in the track and went down at the turn. Cicero and American Prince piled into her. Parnell Bound-raced to his third victory of the meeting when, in an interesting finish, he outstayed Shaker Lady, Barashkova and others in the Georgetown Claiming Purse, the fourth race. The victor packed. 122 pounds and, after making all the pace, held on well enough to defeat the weakly-ridden Shaker Lady by a neck. Barashkova, two lengths back, led Making Bubbles by a neck for the third part of the purse. Approaching the turn the timid L. Cantrell took back Shaker Lady and it cost much ground. After reaching the stretch, where pantrni7went to work on the filly, she swif ftySettered her position and in the late stagjsjandas rapidly wearing down the winner. "R; Morrison had the mount on the winner and it was a popular combination. J. C. Gillem brought Judge Urban and Benefit from Sportsmans Park and took over Mrs. J. C. Gillems Jane Packard,

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